Project managers and engineering experts need to provide strategic support that matches the rapid pace of new innovations in the healthcare sector. Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) partners with Australia’s leading healthcare providers and has a strong portfolio of both public and private health projects.


Donald Cant Watts Corke and the Health Sector

The capacity DCWC has in delivering outstanding results to vast areas of the healthcare industry is shown in our strong portfolio of both public and private health projects. Our very experienced employees have lived the full journey of project development in the health and research sectors.

Our team are totally client focused, and provide sound advice on what the key challenges, opportunities and perceived/actual risks are and how they can be controlled together. We provide our clients with the best available information and options regarding potential innovation, as well as project documentation. We use our extensive specialist experience to add value through knowledge, insight, partnerships and trust. Our diversified service offering enables our clients to achieve their goals.

We seek to empower our clients to choose what works best for them. Throughout our projects, our senior team have hands on involvement. Our team’s points of difference include:

  • Focus on stakeholder engagement. Your needs are key to everything we do for you;
  • Ability to constructively challenge operational and design concepts to identify added value for you; and
  • Breadth of experience which can support you with different view points and options.

National Solutions

DCWC are a national team with national reach. We’re proud to say we’ve done $12 Billion worth of healthcare projects in the last 5 years. And our focus is on the solutions we can provide to you, our healthcare clients.

Drawing on second to none experience across the company, DCWC offers advisory/planning, project management, quantity surveying and independent review – a full suite of services to support our clients’ needs through all phases of project development.

Some other examples of national projects that showcase the diversity of our expertise include:

  • State of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital (SCPUH) worth $1.8 Billion, which opened successfully in late 2016. The project revolutionised healthcare on the Coast, offering a range of new and expanded free public hospital services. SCPUH was supported by highly trained and specialised staff, who safely care for patients with complex or life-threatening conditions. This means about 10,000 patients each year will not have to travel to Brisbane for complex treatment. The hospital can now be expanded to 900 beds beyond 2021 if needed.
  • The GVH Shepparton Hospital Masterplan which our Quantity Surveying team are currently undertaking to complete redevelopment works on the hospital. The project comprises five distinct buildings undertaken of four major stages with intermediate enabling works between the stages. The works include a Cancer Facility, Inpatient Services, Medical Imaging, Education, Allied Health and a New Hospital Entity. This project demonstrates our ability to masterplan a project with distinct stages/phases of work within an existing hospital campus.
  • The SPIRE Project for ACT Health worth $500 Million involved a plan to deliver 32 Inpatient Beds, 32 Inpatient Beds (Shelled), 48 Intensive Care Unit Beds, 32 Coronary Care Unit (CCU) beds, 7 Interventional Suite Services, 120 bay Emergency Department (ED), 23 Operating Theatres (Standard), 10 Operating Theatres (Hybrid), 32 Day Surgical Beds, 12 Ambulance Bays as well as teaching, training and research (Shell), meeting growing vehicle travel demand. Our role on this project, was to provide both capital and lifecycle costs in support of the Strategic Business case, including the assessment of alternatives and options in order to arrive at the preferred option. Costs were established utilising our significant data base of functional area rates, engineering services costs, FF&E costs and ICT rates.

Donald Cant Watts Corke’s relationship with Q-bital

During the course of our relationship with Q-bital, Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) has accomplished some pretty exciting things with the mobile healthcare group. The team are simply great to work with – innovative and at the forefront of cutting edge technology. After the success of our first installation, further opportunities continue to open up!

The team are now rolling out a national strategy to bring Q-bital to other Australian locations. Should one of these potential projects go ahead, DCWC could be commissioned to oversee the enabling of works, installation, cost management, transition planning and stakeholder management, including operational commissioning and ongoing defect management of the units. There have also been several other  enquires from sites in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. With the anticipated increase in health infrastructure expenditure at state and federal levels, these units could be used for decanting  needs for hospitals and other health facilities, allowing them to remain operational during construction.

With the influx of interest in Q-bital, where better to be positioned than at DCWC? A company with an integrated and collaborative approach to delivering new health sector opportunities which leverages our highly skilled project management, quantity surveying and advisory services.

Where to from here

One of the things I have noticed working within the healthcare sector for this long, is the rapid pace at which new innovations are being implemented. To respond to this, it is my belief that project managers and engineering experts need to provide strategic support that matches the pace. At DCWC, our integrated expertise and robust hiring processes mean we have the right people to deliver this and drive these advances forward.

To find out more, you can contact Laura at or visit our website at for further details of what we are doing for healthcare.

Laura Hodnett
PM Support Systems, Donald Cant Watts Cork (DCWC)